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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights


38 Resolution on the Designation of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa - ACHPR/Res.38(XXV)99


The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, meeting in its 25th Ordinary Session, in Bujumbura, Burundi, 26 April – 5 May 1999:

Recalling the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women;

Recalling further the provisions of article 18.3 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

Referring to the provisions of article 45.1(a) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

Recognising the need to place particular emphasis on the problems and rights specific to women in Africa;

Recalling further the decision taken by the Commission at its 23rd Ordinary Session, held in Banjul (The Gambia) to designate Mrs. Julienne Ondziel-Gnelenga to the post of Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;

Designates Mrs .Julienne Ondziel-Gnelenga to the post of Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa for a period of two years, subject to renewal, with effect from 31st October 1998.


Bujumbura, 5th May 1999.